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Old 09-05-08, 05:35 PM   #1
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Good 700c tires for Hybrid bike?

I've got an older Trek 720 that needs tires, presently has 700c x 38. I'd like to get some that are:

1.) About that width, at least 30-something or fatter
2.) Not knobby, will ride mostly on pavement and occasional well-packed dirt roads, some long-distance (30 miles/ride or more). Medium street or mild dirt tread OK.
3.) High pressure, like 80-100 psi (or more?)
4.) Don't cost more than the bike itself is worth

Specialized seems to have some tires that go up to 100 psi, and Michelin has some up to 85 psi.

Can anybody recommend a tire for this bike?
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Old 09-05-08, 05:57 PM   #2
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Why do you want to run 38's at 100? How much do you weigh?
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Old 09-05-08, 10:09 PM   #3
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Why do you want to run 38's at 100? How much do you weigh?
260.

I'll be doing some long-distance cruising on this thing, most on pavement, but some on hard dirt roads. I can let out some pressure for the dirt, but want it high on pavement for least rolling resistance.

Any recommendations?
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Old 09-05-08, 10:17 PM   #4
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schwalbe Marathon Plusses are hawt for not popping, bt have some rolling weight to them.
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Look at these Panaracers Urban Road Tires, 700 X 32 good for 95 PSI.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5420
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Panaracer Tserv tires. Aramid (ie Kevlar) flat resistant and folding design. Roll really well for a flat resistant tire in my experience.

At this width anything that'll do 80 psi will qualify as "high pressure". If you run them at 100 they'll shock you terribley. But if you back down to 80 to 85 you'll get a far more supple ride with no noticable change in rolling resistance.
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I'm a fan of the Specialized Nimbus tires w/ the Armadillo layering. I haven't looked much at other tires and don't know what the max avail width is, but I by them 'cause they're practically bomb-proof so that I don't have to worry about flats.
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